Alumni/ae Events

The Office of Alumni/ae holds regional gatherings throughout the year including the denominational gatherings and Annual Conferences within the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. From time to time, there are retreats and travel opportunities as well. The main event of the year is the Alumni/ae and Friends Day. The day-long event includes the Wickett Lecture delivered by a noted scholar or theologian, panel discussions, Distinguished Alumnus/ae Luncheon, and the Alumni/ae Association Annual Meeting. Throughout the year, all alumni/ae are invited to participate in campus activities including the CST Convocation held each fall, lectures, concerts, and the Whitehead Film Festival.

Alumni/ae and Friends Days 2015: Two Days of Theological Enrichment
Tuesday, April 21 & Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Each year, the Alumni/ae of Claremont School of Theology have the opportunity to reconnect on campus, learn from the best scholars in theology, take a class and celebrate the accomplishments of their peers. Our community, alumni/ae, faculty, staff, students and friends are welcome to participate in these exciting days.

Day 1:
A Child Dies; What do we do now?
A Multi-Religious Symposium addressing the issues of death, dying and grief.
Tuesday, April 21
8:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
All lectures and discussion groups will take place on the CST campus Religious communities and their leaders help people cope with death. But the death of a child is particularly hard, and religious leaders and communities feel unprepared to respond. Claremont School of Theology and Forest Lawn have partnered to offer a multi-religious symposium intended to help leaders and their communities cope with death, dying and grief. The speakers at this all day symposium have had experience coping with the death of children and will offer guidance and insight in how to support family and loved ones.

Day 2:
Communities in Action
Wednesday, April 22
8:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
The 2015 Jean L. Wickett Lecture will feature Dr. Michael Mata, Director of the Los Angeles Program for the Masters in Transformational Urban Leadership at Azusa Pacific Seminary. He will be speaking on, The Transformational Possibility of Social Justice: From Giving Fish to Stewarding the Pond. We will offer two other classes, roundtable discussions and a theater performance, The Bible Cabaret, by Jane Voigts ’09 to finish out the day. You may earn up to 2 Continuing Education Units for attending both days.

Please visit for the complete schedule and to rsvp.

Arts Integration in Worship: A Deeper Connection by Music Serving the Word
Friday & Saturday, June 5 & 6, 2015
Mudd Theater, Claremont School of Theology
Free for CST students
$50 for non-students $30 CEU fee

In a two-day workshop on the Claremont School of Theology campus, Music Serving the Word Ministries will offer various clinics and presentations designed to create a more effective integration of the arts in worship. Intended for pastors, worship leaders, and church musicians, session topics will include:

  • A practical understanding of the impact music and the visual arts can have for modern day worshippers
  • Unifying a ministry team in support of integrated arts concepts
  • A pastor’s view on the intersection of liturgy and the arts
  • Techniques to identify potential worship leaders and other artists who can be vibrant, successful members of a ministry team
  • A technical session for sound reinforcement
  • A technical session for visual arts presentation
  • Tips for churches with limited budgets

To register click here.